Humanizing the animal brain: a new ethical frontier

A recently published paper reports the experiments of scientists at [...]

Polygenic preimplantation genetic diagnosis: medicine or eugenics?

Polygenic preimplantation genetic diagnosis presents serious bioethical difficulties Nathan Treff [...]

Synthetic embryoids. Could they be the solution to the shortage of organs for transplantation?

The suffix oid is Greek in origin, and may be [...]

The molecule responsible for classifying memories as positive or negative in the brain is discovered

Researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, have [...]

Study proposes a novel method to predict risks of common diseases in pre-implantation embryos

Last month, a team of 16 researchers, led by Dr. [...]

Study confirms risks associated with techniques to prevent mother-to-child transmission of mitochondrial diseases

Mixing mitochondrial DNA from mother and donor may have harmful [...]

Gene editing technique obtains offspring in female mice without the need for sex or sperm

This is the first time offspring have been obtained from [...]

Experts warn against unethical genetic embryo testing

Genetic embryo diagnosis tests called polygenic risk score (PRS) analysis, [...]

The aftermath of the first gene editing on human embryos: the “He Jiankui affair”

In 2018, He Jiankui shocked the world by announcing that [...]